MLK Mass of Remembrance - Jan. 19

January 13, 2020

The Archdiocese will honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and remember his call to achieve peace through service to one another at its annual Mass at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Pkwy., in Houston.

Catholics from all 10 counties of the Archdiocese will celebrate King’s legacy at the 34th annual Archdiocesan Mass honoring his birthday, which will be celebrated by Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza as principal celebrant and Father Reginald Samuels, vicar for Catholics of African Descent and pastor at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church in Deer Park, as homilist.

The civil rights leader was born Jan. 15, 1929, and was fatally shot April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Societies today need “artisans of peace,” like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., “who can be messengers and authentic witnesses of God the Father, who wills the good and the happiness of the human family,” said Daniel Cardinal DiNardo. Rev. King “was a messenger and true witness to the power of the Gospel lived in action through public life.”

A reception will follow the Mass in the Cathedral Centre.